- Thu 23 Jun 2022
- Len Lye Cinema
- Rating: Exempt
- In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
- o Face coverings to be worn
- General $17.00
- Concession $12.00 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking recommended
- As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
- To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
Follows the story of 15-year-old Chiara whose close-knit family falls apart after her father abandons them in Calabria.
From multi award-winning writer/ director Jonas Carpignano, To Chiara is a searing, gripping
and poignant drama about a Calabrian teenage girl who learns some difficult truths about her
close-knit family. Gioia Tuaro, Southern Italy. The Guerrasio family and their friends gather to celebrate the 18th birthday of Giulia, the eldest daughter of Claudio and Carmela.
There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 15-year-old sister Chiara (extraordinary screen discovery Swamy Rotolo) – who’s clearly Dad’s favourite – though it’s a happy occasion. But Chiara gradually senses that something is very wrong, and then... her
father disappears. Chiara’s mother exudes reassurances to her three daughters but offers no clear explanation, so the teenager begins her own investigations.
The more Chiara learns, the more she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself. Ingeniously structured and building to a thrilling climax, Carpignano’s neo-realist tale
upends the mafia genre with an emotional and urgent new perspective. It’s an unmissable
- Paolo Rotondo
2021 | Drama | 121 min | Dir. Jonas Carpignano